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Josef Herman in his studio, London.<br />
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Josef Herman (1911-2000), also known in Wales as 'Joe Bach' (little Joe), was a highly regarded Polish-British realist painter who influenced contemporary art, particularly in the United Kingdom. <br />
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His work often had subjects of workers and was inherently political. He was among more than a generation of eastern European Jewish artists who emigrated to escape persecution and worked abroad.<br />
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For eleven years he lived in South Wales and will be probably best remembered for his renderings of Welsh miners.<br />
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He created an extensive collection of African sculpture and his figure style was to some extent based on it.